Day 2/365-edit

As I was checking out this pic of the tree I took on my second day of the 365 photo challenge I was thinking that this would probably look better in B&W. This way the texture is the main focus of the photo. I think the green is distracting. What do you think?

                            vs.

For the B&W conversion, I used the Photoshop tool instead of merely decreasing the saturation. This allowed me to use the B&W sliders to get rid of that sun flare in the middle of the photo. I also used a High Pass filter to sharpen the B&W tree to give the texture more focus. The color tree is as shot and downloaded straight from the camera (minus image processing to reduce the file size.)

Shot at:

f/16
1/40s
ISO 200
Canon 50mm f/1.4 FD w/ EF attachment
Canon Rebel XTi
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